Regarding the total number of new corona-infected persons, the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto has a system in which the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare centrally manages information on infected persons. He explained that it was inappropriate that there was a difference between the symptom laboratory and the statistics.
Until May, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has classified the total number of new corona-infected persons as "uninfected" if the vaccination history is not entered in the system "HER-SYS" that centrally manages the information of infected persons. I did.
Regarding this, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto said at a press conference, "Since the number of vaccinated people was very small at the beginning, we did not select the vaccination history from the viewpoint of reducing the input burden on the site such as medical institutions and health centers as much as possible. In that case, it was classified as "uninoculated". Even after changing the default of the input screen to "unfilled", it was announced according to the conventional handling. "
On the other hand, regarding the revision of the treatment to classify it as "inoculation history unknown" in accordance with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in May, "The difference between the numbers of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Institute of Infectious Diseases has increased over time, so it is consistent. From the perspective of ensuring that, we decided to treat it as "inoculation history unknown". "
On top of that, Minister Goto said, "It is inappropriate that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Institute of Infectious Diseases treat the same type of numbers differently, and that the statistical numbers differ."